holiday weekend

Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend
Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to be out on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, you'd best focus on keeping safe and focused on driving. Patrols are expected to step up enforcement not only for drunk-driving and speeding offenders, but also for those talking and texting behind the wheel. In 2009...Read More»

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Memorial Day Gas Prices: Down Somewhat, But Still Affecting Travel

Gas prices could fall another ten cents or more in the next week, but experts anticipate that budget-strapped households are going to be cautious about Memorial Day Weekend travel this year. According to AAA, in an analysis and travel forecast conducted with IHS Global Insight, about 34.9 million...Read More»

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Beware, Car Thieves Will Be Working On New Year's Day

All is quiet on New Year's Day, as the U2 song begins. And perhaps that's one of the reasons why more thieves steal vehicles—and steal from them—on New Year's Day than on other major holidays. In both 2008 and 2009, New Year's Day had far more than the daily average of reported auto...Read More»

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SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

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Five Winter-Holiday Driving Tips From A Million-Miler

Stay alert, be patient, and be prepared. It's sage advice to keep in mind at every step as we head toward another busy holiday season. And as many of us soon hurriedly pack the family into the car and hit the crowded roads for Thanksgiving, it might take a lot of reminders to . Irv Gordon, a...Read More»

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Gas Prices To Climb Before Thanksgiving Travel Time

Gas prices have been remarkably stable through this past summer and into the fall. But it looks like that might be due to change. According to experts, it's likely that pump prices could rise significantly—up to 15 cents per gallon—before the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend. For those...Read More»

Halloween
Family Tip: How to Trick or Treat Safely on Halloween

Scary costume, check. Carved pumpkin, check. Bag 'o candy? Check. Low beams? Low beams? Halloween witches and goblins will be roaming your neighborhood this weekend, and with little beggars walking the cul-de-sac in droves, it's time to remind all drivers about safe driving. It seems obvious, but...Read More»

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With Low Pump Prices, Motorists Dash Worries And Hit The Road

Heading out to the beach, or up to the mountains this weekend? Pump prices aren’t nearly as high as they were this spring, but they’re still enough to make cost-conscious, recession-battered travelers crunch the numbers before hitting the road. At only about 11 cents higher per gallon...Read More»

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Batten The Hatches: Holidays Are Prime Time For Car Thieves

Sunburns, fireworks injuries, or overindulgences: If you’re not mindful, they’re all examples of how your long holiday weekend could end on a painful, rather than relaxed, note. So is coming back to find a vehicle missing or broken into. Over the long holiday weekend, neighborhoods are likely...Read More»

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Barbecuers Beware: July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Drivers

On an average day in the U.S. of A., 114 people die in auto-related accidents. On July 4, the number jumps to around 148. That's not especially surprising: as a holiday, July 4 boasts some unique characteristics. Christmas is a religious event, centered mostly around a heavy lunch and familial...Read More»

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The Top 5 States for Speeders

Planning a roadtrip over the long holiday weekend? Here are some things to consider: 1. Are there enough things to do during the day and at night? ("Things" being historic tours, napping, or bikini contests, depending on your point of view.) 2. Are there ample activities for kids? (This is...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Holiday-Weekend Sales Promise Sweeter Deals

If you're not among the 32.1 million Americans planning to travel this holiday weekend, as estimated by the AAA, and you happen to be shopping for a new vehicle, it could be a great time to buy. Just a quick glance at the local newspaper or other local media sources, or a look at your local...Read More»

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